This report is an examination of the descriptive epidemiology of injuries in our health region with the purpose of enabling injury prevention priorities to be informed by community burden.
The North Shore Community wellness survey and report was designed to determine how “child and family friendly” the North Shore community is by assessing the health status of the children, the parents and the degree to which community programs and policies support those children and their families. It was implemented in order to provide the North Shore Congress with an understanding of how successful the community is in meeting the principles of the “Child and Family Friendly Community Charter” which the Congress produced, adopted and which the municipalities, school boards and the health authority signed in October 2011.
This report shares highlights from the first five years of the Unit's role in fulfilling the stewardship responsibilities of population health monitoring with an integrated approach to disease surveillance, epidemiological investigations, health assessment and knowledge transfer activities.
More than 3,600 Richmond residents were surveyed in February and March 2012 about their general health and well-being, including whether they smoked, their levels of physical activity, their eating habits and their connection to the community. Find out details about the demographics, physical activity and tobacco findings in the full report.